A few weeks back, we were so thrilled to hear that Aerie, the teen lingerie store affiliated with American Eagle, will not be Photoshopping their models for their new Spring campaign titled #AerieREAL. The ad images feature models ranging in size, shape, and ethnicity (this range is vast relative to most competitors, although, to be honest, it still does not encompass the diversity of America’s teens). Well, there's a new ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Style File on Mar 13, 2014 |
Herstory (n): a fraught subject and a sad, compelling legacy — bound up as it is in, you know, a culture of violence and disenfranchisement. But in honor of Women's History Month, let's take a flip-book look across countries, decades and ideas at some ladies (those famous, recognized, and not-so-much) who helped shape the way we think, talk, move, dress, and exist. Obviously, this list is abridged: ten billion other photos wouldn't ... Read More
How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, the company’s founder explains, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Style File on Mar 12, 2014 |
Regardless of your opinion on wearing makeup, sometimes you wanna wear it and may feel unarmed with the skillz. Women have a complex history with makeup, ranging from relying on it to despising it. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle and if not, you deserve a chance to try out the strong cat-eye look, as make up tutorialist Tadele Smith says, “you want the wings of your liner to be so sharp they could kill a man”. It’s true ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Style File on Mar 11, 2014 |
I have always had a very vocal hatred of Crocs. I mean, I get it. They are practical shoes for my mom to garden in and my little brothers to use in water…
Just to be clear - I just was never sold on them. In any way whatsoever.
So why am I bringing this traumatizing memory out of its grave?! Because I swear I just saw the Crocs of heels.
Okay. So they don’t look exactly like crocs - but they are rubberized. And they are ... Read More
In her own words, the model Erika Linder has “too much imagination to just be one gender;” through the slightest shifts in styling, dress, and emotive expression, she can seamlessly transition from “masculine” to “feminine” constructed beauty ideals. Her sultry and commanding stare remind us of the vast potential of gender expression as a means of self-actualization and individual evolution.
And the fashion ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Style File on Mar 04, 2014 |
Natives' fresh Spring 2014 campaign is radiating fun, sunny vibes, and accentuates the brands innovative use of color, textures, and patterns. The campaign preview is a quirky and exciting sneak peek of things to come. Native quips, "We’d like to remind you humans out there that finding all those new shoes was no easy task. Looking high and low in pursuit of the latest pair of Natives was no small undertaking, and so we ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Style File on Feb 28, 2014 |
When the weather is just straight up abominable, and you’re sick of sitting inside watching the HBO-GO dial spin until kingdom come, well sometimes it helps to go thrifting. We know that it can be a total drag to sift through thousands of army jackets and Christmas sweaters, so here are a few fun thrift stores around NYC and Brooklyn that will surely make up for the chapped noses and frozen toes.
1.) SHAREEN VINTAGE NYCThe pink dress hanging ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Style File on Feb 25, 2014 |
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good quote about feminism. If you even more like me, you enjoy displaying your abrasive-t0-the-norm beliefs as loudly and as often as possible. Wicked Clothing is an online store full of nerdy, feminist goodies. I found the site when looking at this amazing self-defense cat keychain every girl/person should have:
Super awesome, right?? Well their other non-pointy stuff is great too. Spend some time browsing this ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Style File on Feb 21, 2014 |
Qozop, an Asia-based photographer who describes himself as "nothing special...just an artist who has caught a picture-making sickness," rocked the fashion world this week when he styled a photo series concerning the intersection of age and fashion. His collection, aptly called "Spring - Autumn," first showcases hipster (grand)children standing besides their (grand)parents — then, in a sequential image, the artist has his subjects exchange clothes. ... Read More